Peter van Onselen to lead Ten’s political coverage

Ten has hired former Sky News commentator Peter van Onselen as its network political editor.

Van Onselen will appear across the network’s shows including The Project, Studio 10 and 10 News First. He will also contribute to website 10 Daily and contribute to new podcasting platform 10 Speaks.

PVO: Joining Ten next week

He will start in the role next Monday December 10  and will report to the broadcaster’s director of news content Ross Dagan.

The appointment comes as broadcasters prepare for a federal election within the next few months.

Dagan said: “Peter is an experienced, award-winning journalist and commentator and it’s fantastic that he’ll be bringing his insights, experience and credibility to the network. He is respected across the industry and is skilled across all platforms.

“Peter will ensure we know exactly what’s going on in Canberra, even when the politicians might not want that to be the case.”

Van Onselen said: “Ten’s incredible team of journalists work exceptionally hard and are not afraid to be different. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of that. I can’t wait to get amongst it.”

Van Onselen, whose books included a biography of former PM John Howard, will also continue to write for The Australian.



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